River's Edge DVD: Review By Adam Frazier

This film has an amazing cast - Ray Milland and Anthony Quinn light up the screen like never before.
  • OVERALL
    3.0
    WORTHY
  • Feature
  • Extras
  • Replay Value
THE GOOD
This film has an amazing cast - Ray Milland and Anthony Quinn light up the screen like never before.
THE BAD
There's some slow, unneeded dialogue that bogs the film down and keeps it achieving suspenseful action.
THE FEATURE
At The River's Edge tells the story of Ben Cameron (Anthony Quinn) and his wife Meg (Debra Paget) who struggle to build their small ranch in the New Mexico desert. The arrival of the charming but deadly Nardo Denning (Ray Milland) could tear apart more than their homestead.

With a secret about Meg's past in his possession, Denning forces Ben to guide him safely to Mexico with a stolen fortune. As they navigate the unforgiving terrain, each man struggles to gain the upperhand for survival (and Meg) in this 1957 Western.
THE EXTRAS
This disc features commentary by authors and historians James Ursini and Alain Silver as well as a still gallery and theatrical trailer.
THE VIDEO
At The River's Edge is presented in a Widescreen format, with 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
THE AUDIO
Audio tracks available include English Stero, English Mono and Spanish Mono.
THE PACKAGE
At The River's Edge is packaged in a Fox Studio Classics keep case with Ray Milland and Debra Paget featured on the cover art.
THE FINAL WORD
At The River's Edge is worth a look if you're in the mood for a gooden hybrid of Western and Film Noir. Anthony Quinn and Ray Milland are on top of their game, and who doesn't mind looking at Debra Paget - right?

The film works as a Western, an adventure story and also as a romantic love triangle, there's something for everyone on this disc.

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